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Subject: RE: There *is* hope for a cleaner spoken voicefont.
From: rinty (rinty_at_freeuk.com)
Date: 2004-06-14


Hi Christi, I for 1 would welcome the English spoken voicefont, even
though I wouldn't be able to have it for speaking my directories.
Thanks very much,

Rob

-------Original Message-----
--From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
--[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Christi Alice
--Scarborough
--Sent: 14 June 2004 19:10
--To: Rockbox development
--Subject: There *is* hope for a cleaner spoken voicefont.

--
--
--Two pieces of good news wrt the spoken voicefont.
--
--I've been mailed offlist by someone who has tried Nero 6's Noise
--Reduction on the samples, and the results are, if not quite
--perfect,
--pretty good.  There doesn't seem to be any way to automate
--this process
--though.
--
--Also, I've faked up a "poor woman's pre-amp setup" using a
--Realistic
--33-9031 500 ohm dynamic microphone connected up to my
--ageing (12 year
--old!) stereo's mic input and headphones output connected to
--the sound
--card's line in.  This does, as others have suggested,
--produce a much
--cleaner sound,
--
--Given the clipping present in the first voicefont, my
--instinct tells me
--that it would be worth re-recording.  It might even be
--possible not to
--have to hand clip the samples this time, which is more time
--consuming
--than the recording and, it appears, not done very well by
--me.  Also, if
--I'm going to do this properly, I should probably invest in a mic
--pre-amp.  (They're a not too unreasonable 20 pounds or so
--from Richer
--Sounds.)
--
--I'm pretty certain the samples weren't as badly clipped in
--the initial
--WAVs as they sound on the Jukebox.  Could the MP3 encoding
--process have
--  caused greater clipping?  Does the JB definitely play the
--whole sample?
--
--Finally, are there enough potential users of the spoken
--voicefont that
--it's worth me putting in another day or so's effort on re-doing it?
--
--I'll not be doing anything to it for a week or so anyway, since I'm
--currently working on the manual for 2.3.
--
--Thanks,
--
--Christi
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